I am not a filter expert. But do you think it is safe to use the same filter more than 6 months? (they recommend to change it every 6 months, but that is of course in the condition where the filter is used)
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Re: About the filter
I really dont think you would have to change it. Like I said, if your household filter is doing its job, the fridge one will not actually be filtering contaminents out. To remove the filter you would have to get access to the tubing that comes into the filter and connect a new piece of tubing between that piece and the tubing that the filter output connects to. On most fridges that would be a nightmare of a job.
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the water filter should be changed at least every 6 mos. when the filter is dirty it will not allow the water to flow at full force because it is restricted. change the filter and I think that will be the answer.
The light stays on, actually. RF265/6/7 models have a blue LED water filter indicator that remains lit in normal mode. After about 5 months [on a 300 gal. filter] the LED indicator will turn pink and then red at about 6 months. Derived from RF266 users manual, hope this helps.
WATER FILTER CHANGE REMINDER
For some refrigerator models featuring
water filters, the Water Filter Change
Reminder function monitors the life of the
filter and provides a reminder when it is time
for the filter to be changed.
When the system detects either 12 months
of usage, or the filtering of 416 gallons of
water (whichever comes first), the CHANGE
FILTER indicator light will illuminate. This
indicates that the water filter should be
changed and the light reset.
To reset CHANGE FILTER light: Press and
hold the LIGHT and LOCK pads until the
CHANGE FILTER light blinks (approx. 3
seconds). The control is now reset for 12
months or another 416 gallons.
Note: The Water Filter Reminder will
operate if the filter bypass is in place. Let me know if you need the complete manual, Thanks, Sea Breeze
My suggestion , would be to reinstall your old filter or use the bypass piece which came with the refrig . You only need to replace the filter when the water flow starts to slow down or the ice cubes get smaller . Not when the red light comes on telling you to . Manufacturers make a lot of money , due to these red lights .
yes it is. as long as there is still water coming out from the dispenser.
the red light only indicates that it is about time to replace the filter. could be 6 months old. this is controlled by time, so check your water pressure at the dispenser, if it is still strong, then you could still use it .
depending on your condition, some filters would be clogged already even if the light is still green and there is no more water coming out of your dispenser.
I'm just a home owner, not an expert. Could be a frozen line. I think GE has had problems with this. I think they've retro-fitted their doors with better insulation that prevents the lines from freezing.